Threshold Document and Guidance

This threshold guidance has been compiled by the Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership and partners. It meets the requirements of the Government’s ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018’.

It is designed to help identify when a threshold has been reached, indicating when a child, young person or family might need support and then to identify where best to get this support from.

Children, young people and their families have different levels of need and these may change over time.

The Signs of Safety and Wellbeing (SOS) Model of intervention has been adopted by Suffolk County Council. It is an evidence based, solution focused model and provides a framework to capture and balance concerns and risks alongside strengths. The Threshold Guidance should be used to inform SOS practice and intervention.

Suffolk's Thresholds of Need Guidance

Suffolk's Threshold Matrix